bboy wrote:Why would you not give Mecir a go. Heaven forbid tha A's have a closer that could actually get a Pujols or a Rolens out. That's what the whole freakin game is about. Pitchers get batters out (well the good pitchers anyway). Am I missing something?
ya you are missing something, I watch every single A's game everyday for the last 3 years. I can tell you, I would bet money maybe even my life
Jim Mecir will never be a quality or even decent closer. I dont care that his stats show he has been good over the last month, his ERA is still over 5
and not to mention that the runs he gave up over the last month were in the one save opp he had.
Here in the bay area Jim Mecir has a nickname
Now that should mean opposing hitters should fear mecir, but we all know what it really means, it means A's fans and A's players should all FEAR MECIR b/c when he comes into the game no lead is safe.
I have said it before, I will say it again, Rocky Biddle & a Joe Borowski with shoulder damage are still better closers or RP then good old Jim Mecir.
Guy is complete trash, Ive seen him for years now, take my advice and steer clear